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Old 05-24-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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Tank Stand

So I had a tank stand build the other day. My question is should i put plywood on top for more support or should i leave it how it is?

The stand is for my shallow tank 48x24x12
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Looking at how the legs are kind of makes me nervous especially once a tank full of water gets put on it, I can almost see it doing the scissor fold , I used L shaped legs to support the weight , I built 4 separate sections almost like 4 walls in a house , so it didn't fold up on me , this pict should show what I'm talking about with the legs . this is what gives the support so the stand wont shift. Just want you to be sure if someone leans on it it don't ca-laps my mother in law thinks its a leaning post so I'm glad I went the extra mile , another concern would be young kids I wouldn't want it to fall on them either . I know I got safety on the brain







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So should i add more wood? The guy used kreg joint method. Im not very handy thats why i had someone else do it lol

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I like the way those joints work but I still would be concerned of a front to back shift
just looking at how the 2x4s are placed , like I said I'm just a safety junkie, lean on it see if you get any front to back shift or vice versa .
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:28 PM   #5
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Ok ill gove it a shot

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Old 05-25-2016, 11:27 AM   #6
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I guess my original picture didnt show it but it does have supporting L shape brace.

I guess the angle of my orginal pic didnt show it.
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now you know you have a sturdy stand that you wont need to worry about ca-lapse ,
I've just seen so many that would have fallen apart just looking at them.
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My question is where is the front and where is the back lol

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You'll want to put some plywood on that bad boy to keep it from racking/twisting

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I was thinking to put it on top and on the bottom

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